Welcome to CIBR

Centre for Integrated Biowaste Research

The Centre for Integrated Biowaste Research (CIBR) is dedicated to developing sustainable reuse options for New Zealand’s biowaste.

CIBR is a multidisciplinary collaboration between New Zealand's Crown Research Institutes (CRI's), Universities and research partners. Led by ESR(external link), the CIBR team encorporates scientists and researchers from: Scion(external link)Manaaki Whenua-Landcare Research(external link)Cawthron Institute(external link)Lowe Environmental Impact(external link)University of Canterbury(external link)Massey University(external link)NIWA(external link), Northcott Research Consultants and Kukupa Research.

CIBR provides unique and holistic solutions for the sustainable management of biowastes (organic waste). We deliver value-added science that improves human well-being and protects the environment.

 

Why is biowaste so important?

More than 50% of the waste that goes to landfill in New Zealand is biowaste. Biowaste contains high concentrations of organic matter and valuable nutrients which can then be used as sustainable options for soil conditioners and fertilisers. To learn more about biowaste - what is biowaste?

 

What can we do for you?

CIBR provides unique and holistic solutions for the sustainable management of biowastes. We deliver value-added science that improves human well-being and protects the environment.

We work with central and local government, regional councils, iwi, communities and stakeholders who are looking for better biowaste reuse options. We combine your local knowledge with expertise from our four specialised research groups to develop sustainable biowaste reuse solutions that are appropriate and safe for you and your community.

Have a look at our research projects to read about real life examples of what researchers at CIBR can do for you.

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